Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Monday, December 14, 2015
The venue for shop with the Sheriff changed from Walmart to Meijer but over 50 kids from our communities were taken on a shopping trip by officers and deputies from the Kent County Sheriff's Department. The kids received vouchers to pay for their purchase, thanks to the generosity of local donors.
Kenowa Hills School liaison deputy Tim Erhardt and Alpine Township Community Policing Deputy Ryan Guernsey were two of the dozens of deputies who volunteered their time.
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Michigan Apples book launch this Sunday
I am excited to present my book talk in Alpine Township on Sunday, May 17, at 2:00 p.m. at the Community Center, 2015 7 Mile Rd. NW. It is my first official book signing for my new book, Michigan Apples. Trees are blossoming and the Alpine Township region — coined the “Fruit Ridge” — is where 65 to 70 percent of all Michigan apples grow. Crazy, eh? Until you visit, it’s difficult to imagine miles of rolling apple orchards in a 20 mile by 8 mile radius, just north of Grand Rapids.
History buffs and apple and cider enthusiasts: join me this Sunday for insight into how apples first arrived in Michigan — long before Johnny Appleseed’s plantings in the Ohio Valley. Learn about Detroit’s 1700s orchards, the 1840 Log Cabin and Hard Cider campaign and other intriguing apple anecdotes.
By the way, there will be antique tractors on display as well!
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